Afshan Subohi

Eid economy recuperates

Eid economy recuperates

Pakistanis are estimated to have spent Rs560bn on Eid, down 30pc from the 2019 estimate of Rs800bn.

Updated May 27, 2020 10:42am
Easing away from lockdown

Easing away from lockdown

Joblessness seems to have weakened the government’s resolve to extend the lockdown until the deadly virus plateaus.

Updated May 11, 2020 08:49am
Adrift in a sea of uncertainty

Adrift in a sea of uncertainty

The future of the country in the end will depend on the lessons learned from the current experience.

Updated May 06, 2020 09:54am
Sustenance in the midst of lockdown

Sustenance in the midst of lockdown

The risk to food security can only be mitigated by plans to divert the requisite resources to support the rural economy.

Updated Apr 20, 2020 08:12am
New playbook for economics

New playbook for economics

‘Instead of constantly wailing, why can’t the textile sector start producing the protective gear for health staff?’

Published Apr 13, 2020 06:02am
Sleepwalking to disaster

Sleepwalking to disaster

It would be apt to pool public and private resources to fend off the threat of coronavirus.

Updated Mar 23, 2020 07:31am
Pandemic panic mounts pressure

Pandemic panic mounts pressure

The Asian Development Bank has projected a loss of $5 billion to the Pakistan economy in case of a major outbreak.

Updated Mar 16, 2020 07:54am
Strong words need strong action

Strong words need strong action

‘Advancing women equality and gender representation in the workforce is bound to deliver tremendous dividends,...

Published Mar 09, 2020 07:08am
Cracking down on profiteers

Cracking down on profiteers

Runaway food inflation amidst falling family incomes and rising joblessness is eroding PTI’s political capital.

Updated Feb 18, 2020 08:33am